Redirecting Ethnic Singularity (Kobo eBook)

Redirecting Ethnic Singularity By Yiorgos Anagnostou, Yiorgos D. Kalogeras, Theodora Patrona, Eleftheria Arapoglou, Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei, Jim Cocola, Francesca de Lucia, Donna R. Gabaccia, Fred Gardaphe, Kostis Kourelis, Panayotis League, Stefano Luconi, Michail C. Markodimitrakis, Andonis Piperoglou, Fevronia K. Soumakis, Sostene Massimo Zangari, Yiorgos Anagnostou, Yiorgos D. Kalogeras, Theodora Patrona Cover Image
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Winner: Vasiliki Karagiannaki Prize for the Best Edited Volume in Modern Greek Studies

Promotes the understanding of Italian Americans and Greek Americans through the study of their interactions and juxtapositions.

Redirecting Ethnic Singularity: Italian Americans and Greek Americans in Conversation contributes to U.S. ethnic and immigration studies by bringing into conversation scholars working in the fields of Italian American and Greek American studies in the United States, Europe, and Australia. The work moves beyond the “single group” approach—an approach that privileges the study of ethnic singularity––to explore instead two ethnic groups in relation to each other in the broader context of the United States. The chapters bring into focus transcultural interfaces and inquire comparatively about similarities and differences in cultural representations associated with these two groups.

This co-edited volume contributes to the fields of transcultural and comparative studies. The book is multi-disciplinary. It features scholarship from the perspectives of architecture, ethnomusicology, education, history, cultural and literary studies, and film studies, as well as whiteness studies. It examines the production of ethnicity in the context of American political culture as well as that of popular culture, including visual representations (documentary, film, TV series) and “low brow” crime fiction. It includes analysis of literature. It involves comparative work on religious architecture, transoceanic circulation of racialized categories, translocal interconnections in the formation of pan-Mediterranean identities, and the making of the immigrant past in documentaries from Italian and Greek filmmakers. This volume is the first of its kind in initiating a multidisciplinary transcultural and comparative study across European Americans.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780823299737
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022